Watermelon Salad with Serrano Vinaigrette

August 14, 2017

A cold and spicy hot salad that makes for  sizzling summer dish!

Makes 4 servings

Ingredient List:


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1-2 shallots, finely minced
  • 1, 2-inch fresh Serrano chili, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil

Sea salt

  • 4 cups, 1-inch watermelon cubes, seeds removed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cups fresh baby arugula

Step By Step Instructions:

Whisk together oil, lime juice, vinegar, shallots, Serranoes, basil and salt to taste.  Set aside for at least an hour for flavors to develop.

Prepare watermelon and chill completely.

Mix together tomatoes and arugula and toss with just enough dressing to coat the leaves.  Divide evenly among 4 salad plates.  Mound watermelon on top of salads and drizzle with dressing to taste.